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Environmental Science Graduate Program
Atmospheric Science Option Description

Societal and scientific environmental issues relating to the atmospheric sciences have attained a new prominence during the past decade, and likely will continue to be important in the years to come. Climatic change has been the most recent issue, but others such as acid rain, depletion of stratospheric ozone, and severe weather conditions have also been of great public concern. Each of these issues (and others that will emerge) has global, national, and local environmental perspectives that need to be addressed. It is the purpose of this option to address these issues. The option includes atmospheric modeling, climate & weather analysis, hydrometeorology, and air pollution characterization, prediction, and control.